Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Space Physics

The Space Plasma Physics and Space Technology Group at the Aalto University is based on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, West of Helsinki, Finland. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering as part of the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) of Aalto University.
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We specialise in the numerical modelling of space plasmas and their interactions with weakly magnetized bodies. We are also closely involved in space technology and instruments onboard several current space missions from the European Space Agency, such as Rosetta, Mars Express, Venus Express, or the upcoming BepiColombo and JUICE missions. The modelling tools we develop serve as state-of-the-art interpreters of the complex interactions between solar wind particles and the studied solar system object.

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

Check out more information on our group's website at space.aalto.fi.

Latest publications

CNN-based local features for navigation near an asteroid

Olli Knuuttila, Antti Kestila, Esa Kallio 2024 IEEE Access

High-energy particle enhancements in the solar wind upstream Mercury during the first BepiColombo flyby: SERENA/PICAM and MPO-MAG observations

Tommaso Alberti, W. Sun, Ali Varsani, D. Heyner, S Orsini, Anna Milillo, J.A. Slavin, J. M. Raines, Alessandro Aronica, H.-U. Auster, Stas Barabash, Enrico De Angelis, Iannis Dandouras, Riku Järvinen, H. Jeszenszky, Esa Kallio, A. Kazakov, G. Laky, S. A. Livi, Valeria Mangano, Stefano Massetti, M Moroni, A. Mura, R. Noschese, Christina Plainaki, F. Plaschke, I. Richter, R. Rispoli, R. Sordini, Peter Wurz 2023 Astronomy & Astrophysics

Advancing Our Understanding of Martian Proton Aurora Through a Coordinated Multi-Model Comparison Campaign

Andréa C.G. Hughes, Michael Chaffin, Edwin Mierkiewicz, Justin Deighan, Rebecca D. Jolitz, Esa Kallio, Guillaume Gronoff, Valery Shematovich, Dmitry Bisikalo, Jasper Halekas, Cyril Simon Wedlund, Nicholas Schneider, Birgit Ritter, Zachary Girazian, Sonal Jain, Jean Claude Gérard, Bradley Hegyi 2023 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics

Auroral Imaging With Combined Suomi 100 Nanosatellite and Ground-Based Observations: A Case Study

Esa Kallio, Ari Matti Harri, Olli Knuuttila, Riku Jarvinen, Kirsti Kauristie, Antti Kestilä, Jarmo Kivekäs, Petri Koskimaa, Juha Matti Lukkari, Noora Partamies, Jouni Rynö, Mikko Syrjäsuo 2023 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics

Coatings Made by Atomic Layer Deposition for the Protection of Materials from Atomic Oxygen in Space

Maido Merisalu, Kaisa Aab, Väino Sammelselg, Kaupo Kukli, Harry Alles, Ivan Netšipailo, Uno Mäeorg, Johanna Wessing, Agnieszka Suliga, Adrian Tighe, Leo Nyman, Marko Pudas, Emmi Manninen 2023 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Coatings Made by Atomic Layer Deposition for the Protectionof Materials from Atomic Oxygen in Space

Leo Nyman, Marko Pudas, Kaisa Aab, Väino Sammelselg, Kaupo Kukli, Harry Alles, Ivan Netšipailo, Uno Mäeorg, Johanna Wessing, Adnieszka Suliga, Adrian Tighe, Maido Merisalu, Emmi Manninen 2023 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Solar Orbiter Data-Model Comparison in Venus' Induced Magnetotail

Katerina Stergiopoulou, Riku Jarvinen, David J. Andrews, Niklas J.T. Edberg, Andrew P. Dimmock, Esa Kallio, Moa Persson, Yuri V. Khotyaintsev 2023 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics

Ultra-low Frequency Foreshock Waves and Ion Dynamics at Mars

Riku Järvinen, Esa Kallio, Tuija Pulkkinen 2022 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics

Radar – CubeSat Transionospheric HF Propagation Observations: Suomi 100 Satellite and EISCAT HF Facility

Esa Kallio, Antti Kero, Ari-Matti Harri, Antti Kestilä, Anita Aikio, Mathias Fontell, Riku Järvinen, Kirsti Kauristie, Olli Knuuttila, Petri Koskimaa, Jauaries Loyala, Juha Lukkari, Amin Modabberian, Joonas Niittyniemi, Jouni Rynö, Heikki Vanhamäki, Erik Varberg 2022 Radio Science

Ultra-low frequency waves in the Hermean magnetosphere: On the role of the morphology of the magnetic field and the foreshock

Esa Kallio, Riku Järvinen, Stefano Massetti, Tommaso Alberti, Anna Milillo, S Orsini, Enrico De Angelis, G. Laky, J.A. Slavin, J. M. Raines, Tuija Pulkkinen 2022 Geophysical Research Letters
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
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Contact:
Associate Professor Esa Kallio
Email: esa.kallio at aalto.fi
Tel.: +358 50 4205 857

Postal address:
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 15500, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo

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